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Tichondrius, DPS Guide

Updated 6 years ago for patch 7.2 by Virendra. View the change log.

Tichondrius Dungeon Journal ModelThis page covers a DPS-focused strategy for Tichondrius in The Nighthold. While it's tailored for DPS, other roles may also find the information useful. If you have any suggestions or feedback, you can leave a comment below or tweet @VirendraDG.

This guide has been updated and maintained based on my own experiences with the fight as well as Dungeon Journal information. I'll continue to update it as-needed.

General Mechanics and Abilities

Normal and Heroic

Tichondrius swaps between two phases throughout the fight.

Stage One: Lord of the Nathrezim

  • is a DOT that affects several random players.
  • Tichondrius will use to launch a wave of magic at every player afflicted with . Anyone hit by this wave also gets . Plaguebearers need to be away from the rest of the raid to avoid spreading it.
  • On Heroic only, will mark several players with a visual green circle. When a few raid members enter the circle, the Brand explodes, dealing massive damage to everyone within 200 yards. The farther away from the source, the less damage the raid takes.
    • Detonations should be staggered.
    • Branded players should move away from the raid.
  • causes adds within 30 yards of Tichondrius to heal for 400% of damage dealt.
  • Tichondrius uses on the tank to summon three Tainted Blood adds. That tank will need to run the adds out of Tichondrius's aura before DPS takes them down.
  • will summon 4 Fel Spires around the room before Tichondrius channels a raid-wide damaging spell for 8 seconds.
    • Each Fel Spire will absorb damage for players behind it, but it will be destroyed if it takes too much damage.
    • The raid should distribute itself evenly to prevent a Fel Spire from falling during the channel.

Stage Two: Shadow of Terror

  • This stage begins when Tichondrius uses and lasts for 30 seconds.
  • is a beam that cuts across the field, dealing massive damage and stunning any player in its path. Move away from the beam.
  • Phantasmal Bloodfang bats will spawn continuously in the illusion.
    • Killing the bats cause to spawn. Picking one up increases damage and healing by 30% and increases mana regeneration by 2%.
    • effects last until 30 seconds after the illusion ends.
    • Everyone should aim to pick up these orbs before the phase ends.
  • will fall off during the Illusion.

After the Illusion

  • Stage One will continue, but now Tichondrius will summon Felsworn Spellguard adds.
    • is a stacking movement speed increase for the Felsworn.
    • deals damage to a player and increases all damage taken for 8 seconds. After debuff expires, a is created. Move away from the zones.
    • Felsworn Spellguards need to be 30 yards away from Tichondrius before being DPS'd down.
  • The second time the Illusion ends, Tichondrius summons Sightless Watcher adds.
    • Sightless Watchers will drain healers' mana with .
    • On Heroic, will deal damage to anyone within 10-20 yards of the Watcher.

 DPS Strategy

  • Avoid spreading the by dodging .
  • Stand behind Fel Spires during .
  • Prioritize adds after they are moved out of .
  • Use Heroism/Bloodlust/Time Warp after an Illusionary Night phase to stack it with the buff.

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April 30, 2017 - 12:00 am (Nighthold) - Added Mythic Tel'arn video to healer guide.

April 30, 2017 - 12:00 am (Nighthold) - Added better mythic information to the Tel'arn healer guide.

April 11, 2017 - 12:00 am (Nighthold) - Updated healer DBM settings for the first six bosses, added Mythic Aluriel kill video to healer guide.

April 04, 2017 - 12:00 am (Nighthold) - Added mythic kill video to the Tichondrius healer guide and reviewed all information, only minor corrections were needed.

March 24, 2017 - 12:00 am (Nighthold) - Guides reviewed for patch 7.2, no major updates made.

March 13, 2017 - 12:00 am (Nighthold) - Added Mythic kill video to Krosus healer guide.

March 06, 2017 - 12:00 am (Nighthold) - Did a full review of all healer guides. No major changes were made, mostly just wording clarifications.

February 14, 2017 - 12:00 am (Nighthold) - Made final update to Trilliax healer guide and added mythic kill video.

February 12, 2017 - 12:00 am (Nighthold) - Made final updates to the Chronomatic Anomaly healer guide and added the mythic kill video.

February 11, 2017 - 12:00 am (Nighthold) - Added mythic information to Skorpyron and Chronomatic Anomaly DPS guides.